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About 300 family letters, 1791-1833, including many to and from Cobbett (particularly with his daughter Anne). A few miscellaneous notes for lectures or articles, and some bio­graphical notes on Cobbett himself.

Cobbett papers, Nuffield College, Oxford.

Some letters and memoranda, 1831-1838. Two manuscripts, 1830 and 1831. Correspondence concerning the Weekly Register, 1800-1810.

BL Add. MSS. 31125, 31857, 22906, 22907.

A small collection of papers, including accounts, lecture notes and letters to J. Y. Akerman and Joseph Bradley.

Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

A collection of Cobbett's letters to various correspondents, in­cluding Messrs Bagshaw, Dean, Gutsell, Oldfield, Wright and Dr French Laurence, 1797-1835.

Cobbett collection, University of Illinois Library, Urbana.

An account book relating to his bookselling activities in Phila­delphia, 1796-1800.

American Antiquarian Society, Philadelphia.

Ten letters to various correspondents, 1800-1835. Rutgers UL, New Jersey.

Two manuscripts of editions of Cobbett's Weekly Political Register, 1822 and 1828, with letters to various correspondents, 1802 – ­1834.

Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Various collections include letters of Cobbett to different corre­spondents, 1793-1832.

Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia.


JAMES PAUL COBBETT, copies of letters (with some to other corre­spondents), 1820-1827.

BL Add. MS. 31127.

JAMES MATHIEU, 23 letters, 1793.

Pennsylvania Historical Society, Philadelphia.

GEORGE O’BRIEN, 3rd Earl of Egremont, three letters, 1821. Petworth House Archives, NRA 15719.

WILLIAM WINDHAM, over 200 items, 1800-1806. BL Add. MS. 37853.

JOHN WRIGHT, many letters, 1807-1810. BL Add. MS. 31126.

Printed Material

LEWIS MELVILLE, Life and Letters of William Cobbett ( London, 1913).

GEORGE DOUGLAS HOWARD COLE, The Life of William Cobbett ( London, 1924).

New Palgrave ; ODNB; ESS III 602.

Portrait: BLM (P); NPG